I try to enable one finger scrolling in firefox ( it's more comfortable to scroll like that with a touchscreen). The default fedora version of firefox and chromium work like that.

I tried to launch firefox with the option MOZ_USE_XINPUT2=1 but it doesn't work.. Can you help me ??

  • It would help a little if you explain how you are trying to use MOZ_USE_XINPUT2=1, as in where did you place this command? Mar 2, 2019 at 14:43

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I had similar issues with the HP Pavilion x360. I found that MOZ_USE_XINPUT2=1 only works in Wayland, not Xorg. Furthermore, to make it a permanent solution I needed to follow these steps:

  1. open about:config in firefox to set dom.w3c_touch_events.enabled=1 (default is 2).

  2. edit /etc/security/pam_env.conf and add MOZ_USE_XINPUT2 DEFAULT=1

  3. reboot and restart firefox

See https://askubuntu.com/a/994483/799524

  • Worked for me in Mint 20.2 (Ubuntu 20.04 base). Nov 3, 2021 at 19:16

I just might have the solution for you.

I was facing the exact same issue with Firefox where I could only scroll with two-fingers and single finger selected text.

After a lot of searching I found this Gentoo Wacom page mentioning that the Wacom driver has gesture emulation that causes a problem with Firefox and my Thinkpad X1 Yoga has a Wacom touchscreen.

The fix is to turn off the Wacom gesture setting by creating the following file:


With this configuration:

Section "InputClass"
    Identifier "Wacom class"
    MatchProduct "Wacom|WACOM|Hanwang|PTK-540WL|ISDv4|ISD-V4|ISDV4"
    MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"

    Driver "wacom"
    Option "Gesture" "off"

Resart and enjoy :)


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